She was inspired by the very expensive designer rope jewelry costing a few hundred dollars. As you can see from her tutorial, she neatly solved the issue of what to do with the thick cord ends. Sheer brilliance!
I haven't tried it yet but I think you could also use a couple of beaded lengths instead of cord. It'll probably work better if the stringing was done with beading thread and not beading wire.
Another idea is to make a really long beaded claspless necklace. Check out Jean Campbell's 11 ways to wear a rope necklace on the Beading Daily blog. Shown here is the lariat style. You really can get a lot of mileage out of one plain necklace!
Before you go :
- Beaded spiral rope tutorials
- How to make a Turk's Head knot or sailor jewelry
- How to make finger loop braided bracelets
- How to make kumihimo style braided bracelets on DIY discs
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